I really enjoyed myself this morning painting the butterfly in this composition, in fact, I could almost wish I’d left it until last as everything else now seems less appealing.
I think I’m also going to have to try & make the background a bit darker too, and that’s going to be tricky without the masking! That green just looks a bit too vibrant and needs to be pushed backwards somehow. Perhaps once the thistles have been fully formed it’ll all fit together better, fingers crossed. I really don’t fancy trying to repaint around all those fiddly butterfly legs and fluffy thistle heads without the masking.